Apple Releases iOS 10.1 Beta 5 [Update: macOS 10.12.1 Beta 5 Available too]


Having released iOS 10.1 Beta 4 just a couple of days back, Apple has rushed to release iOS 10.1 Beta 5 for iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus users.

Apple Issues iOS 10.1 Beta 5 for iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Users - Available for Developers & Public Testers

Apple released the full and final version of iOS 10.0.3 a couple of days back, immediately followed by iOS 10.1 Beta 4. iOS 10.0.3 patches a serious issue for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices where users were failing to get cellular connectivity in some instances. Given iOS 10.1 Beta 5 is available for just iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users right now, it's likely the update incorporates the same fixes as iOS 10.0.3, but of course for developers and public beta testers both.

If you are a developer or an Apple enthusiast who happens to have an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus running iOS 10.1 Beta, then we highly recommend updating to the latest pre-release software immediately. The steps are absolutely simple and you can kick things off by connecting your iPhone to a WiFi network first. Once that is out of the way, launch the Settings app and navigate to General > Software Update. The fifth beta will pop right up and all you have to do is tap on the 'Download and Install' button to kick things off.

Once the download is complete you will be required to restart your iPhone in order to check things off. We would recommend every user to update without haste.

macOS 10.12.1 Beta 5 is Also Available

Apart from iOS 10.1 Beta 5, Apple has also released macOS 10.12.1 Beta 5 as well. If you have a Mac running the latest beta of macOS Sierra, then you should update immediately.

Simply launch the Mac App Store and click on the Updates tab at the top. Once the new update pops up, simply click on the Update button to initiate the download. It'll take no more than a few minutes if you have a decent Internet connection. You will be required to restart your Mac therefore save all your work beforehand.